Franklin V. Bartlett, veteran, avid outdoorsman

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Franklin V. Bartlett, 91, of Fulton passed away Tuesday July 1 at Oswego Hospital.

Frank was a life time resident of the area and had retired from Local 73 after many years. He was an Air Force veteran, serving from 1942-46. Frank was an avid outdoorsman.

He was predeceased by his wife, Gwendolyn; parents, Frank and Aleata Bellinger Bartlett; sisters, Hattie, Ida Pearl and Margaret; a brother, Harold; a grandson, Harry Bartlett, Jr.

He is survived by his companion, Terry Davenport; children, Franklin Jr., Holly Rathbun, Barry, Harry (Judy), Alan, Rachel (granddaughter, Lily) and Zacharey; step-children, Sarabeth Bartlett, Bill and Doug Hillick; sisters; Arlene Barlow, Kathleen Myers, Gloria White, Sue Zappala, Pat Gregory and Charlotte Pizio; brothers, Ross, Donald and Bill Bartlett; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousin.

A service will be 10 a.m. Monday July 7 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Volney. Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m. Sunday July 6 at the funeral home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

FULTON FAMILIES — Music Men: The Cortini Brothers

All smiles – Kimo and Joe Cortini pose with their mother, Cecilia, in this recent photograph. Cecilia lives in Oswego. Photo courtesy of Joe Cortini
All smiles – Kimo and Joe Cortini pose with their mother, Cecilia, in this recent photograph. Cecilia lives in Oswego. Photo courtesy of Joe Cortini

This is the 10th edition of Fulton Families, a monthly series which tells the stories of families that have either lived in Fulton for ages or perhaps only a short while — but their common bond is they love the city and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

By Ashley M. Casey

Fulton is familiar with the Cortini Brothers from head to toe.

Your ears have probably caught their musical stylings at the Fulton Jazz Fest or Tunes in June, and your feet may have stepped into a pair of shoes Joe Cortini has repaired or sold.

The Cortinis have seen Fulton change over the course of more than a century. Although Kimo Cortini moved away three years ago, Joe Cortini and his son still call the city home. Through Cortini Shoe Store and the Cortini Brothers’ band, the family’s ties are still laced to Fulton. Continue reading

Golf tourney benefits St. Luke sites

Getting Ready To Go! Pictured (left to right) is St. Francis Commons resident Jane Sidman and Activities Director Peggy LiVoti, as they prepare to tour the golf course in preparation for the annual St. Luke -Francis Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament taking place at Battle Island Golf Course on Saturday, Aug. 9.
Getting Ready To Go! Pictured (left to right) is St. Francis Commons resident Jane Sidman and Activities Director Peggy LiVoti, as they prepare to tour the golf course in preparation for the annual St. Luke -Francis Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament taking place at Battle Island Golf Course on Saturday, Aug. 9.

The 17th edition of the St. Luke-Francis Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament hits the links Saturday Aug. 9 at Battle Island Golf Course. Continue reading

Youth sailing course set to begin

An Introduction to Youth Community Boating sponsored by Harbor Eye Associates is being offered during July. This class is taught by an experienced instructor certified by the U. S. Sailing Association and is a community service available to youth ages 9-17 throughout Central New York. It is a five-hour, two-day course focused on boating and personal water safety and serves to help students determine if they are interested in pursuing additional instruction. Students are introduced to sailing fundamentals, safe boat handling and basic water survival. There is a $10 commitment fee, refundable upon completion of the course or applicable toward additional classes. For more information about this class or other youth or adult sailing classes. call the H. Lee White Marine Museum office at 342-0480 or visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com.
An Introduction to Youth Community Boating sponsored by Harbor Eye Associates is being offered during July. This class is taught by an experienced instructor certified by the U. S. Sailing Association and is a community service available to youth ages 9-17 throughout Central New York. It is a five-hour, two-day course focused on boating and personal water safety and serves to help students determine if they are interested in pursuing additional instruction. Students are introduced to sailing fundamentals, safe boat handling and basic water survival. There is a $10 commitment fee, refundable upon completion of the course or applicable toward additional classes. For more information about this class or other youth or adult sailing classes. call the H. Lee White Marine Museum office at 342-0480 or visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

There will be a benefit for the Dylan Blair family from 5 to 7:30 p.m. July 10 at the Hannibal American Legion.

There will be a spaghetti dinner served along with other events. Admision is by donation. Proceeds will go to Blair’s family to help pay for funeral expenses.

Blair, 18, died in a car crash June 17.

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